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Intel Based Mac Mini in January?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ack_mac wrote:
I think this is a smart position to take. I am still not convinced that the first Intel generation of the Mac Mini will be that much faster than the current PPC build when you are running Rosetta.
I'm pretty sure they will be significantly slower when using Rosetta, unless they use much faster CPUs than I can imagine being even vaguely cost-effective.

And I don't believe the company line.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

resuna wrote:
ack_mac wrote:
I think this is a smart position to take. I am still not convinced that the first Intel generation of the Mac Mini will be that much faster than the current PPC build when you are running Rosetta.
I'm pretty sure they will be significantly slower when using Rosetta, unless they use much faster CPUs than I can imagine being even vaguely cost-effective.

And I don't believe the company line.


I think basic applications will run ok with Rosetta. Complex applications will probably run like crap on the entry level Intel Macs. *i.e. the Mac mini and iBook.* I just wonder how long it will take the big software publishers like Adobe, Microsoft and Macromedia to offer their ported titles.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
I think basic applications will run ok with Rosetta.
That doesn't mean they won't be running slower, it just means they'll still be faster than you can tell. BUT it's gonna be heavily dependant on the size of the data you're working on... in fact that's going to be a bigger problem than any complexity.

And of course iTunes visualisers, screen effects, and other application plugins absolutely won't work.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
If true, all those people that buy an iMac or PowerBook for Christmas are going to be pissed.


ok..I'm confused...how is this any different from buying any consumer product (electronic or not) and having a "new and improved" model be released shortly thereafter? Rolling Eyes

IMHO, if Apple does their hwk and swaps the h/w layer out and keeps OS X running smoothly with its apps using universal binaries - lots of peeps just wont notice any more than when you buy a new digital camera and something better and newer comes out! (admitedly your old CF cards wont work in a new SD model if size is important to you... i digress!)

ideally, Apple does a good job at keeping the *software* conversation up and not have everyone be so concerned about the underlying h/w - it's all just an abstraction right? Wink

that said, i do look fwd to buying my first x86-based powerbook next Christmas - thoughts around thinkpads may very well take a back seat! Razz
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